SummerGreen winter meeting

Wed, Aug. 12, 2020 12:00pm — 5:00pm | Zoom & Havelock North

Growers are invited to attend the inaugural national SummerGreen winter meeting in Havelock North or via Zoom. Summerfruit NZ's Richard Mills has organised this first meeting in Hawke's Bay with further regional SummerGreen meetings to follow. 

Prior to the SummerGreen meeting growers are invited to come along and meet with Summerfruit NZ's interim chief executive Richard Palmer from midday to discuss the industry review, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Time: 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Location: McKenzie Room, Plant & Food Research, Cnr Crosses & St George's Roads, Havelock North 4130

Zoom: From 1.00pm click on the following link:



12.00pm Industry review
  Richard Palmer, Interim chief executive, Summerfruit NZ
1.00pm Benchmarking and SFFF Project
  Jack Hughes, Research & development manager, Summerfruit NZ
  • What is our current use of ‘old/hit-list chemistry’?
    Peter Lo, Plant & Food Research
  • What does a new generation summerfruit IFP programme look like?
    Jim Walker, Plant & Food Research
  • Fungicide resistance management – how are we doing and what does a compliant programme look like?
    Peter Wood, Plant & Food Research
 3.00pm New variety development 
  Richard Mills, NZ market/SummerGreen facilitator, Summerfruit NZ 
  • Implications from the shut down on imported material
    John Morton, NZ Fruit Tree Co; Bruno Simpson, Waimea Nurseries
  • New varieties – what is available now and the near future?
    Alastair Brown, Hawke's Bay plum breeder; Tjeerd Smilde, Le Fresh;
    Claire Scofield & Jill Stanley, Plant & Food Research 

4.00pm Refreshments

 If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please don't hesitate to contact Richard Mills on 021 632 559. 

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